Back in 1987, Paul's natural comic ability did not go unnoticed when he met nationally known comedian Mark Cordes who inspired and helped him to get on stage for the first time at Seekers Comedy Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. For a first timer, he did surprisingly well without a single heckle from the crowd. In addition to the local comedy club performances, Paul caught the acting bug starting as an extra in numerous film productions in Phoenix, Arizona. Some of his stage and film credits include: Showtime's 1988 movies The Neon Empire and Night of the Kickboxers. He also appeared in the theatre stage play Moments, which was written and directed by Jeffrey Hartgrave. Paul is a gifted artist whose talent comes from a long line of artists in the family including both his parents and grandparents. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and Phoenix College with degrees in graphic design and computer graphic design. A man with many interests, Paul is also a musician, consistently playing trumpet from the time he was ten years old through his first years in college. He's always on the lookout to play in a local community band.
Paul has over 30 years experience as an art director, graphic artist and technical illustrator. He has designed the sets and poster artwork for Epicenter Theatre Group's productions of Glengarry Glen Ross, The Man Who Lost His Sundays, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION. "It's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a talented group of actors and friends. I'm looking forward to our next production!"
Paul Jagoda Photo Gallery